The video clocks in at just under three minutes, and splices together some of the key moments from director George Miller’s franchise-starting 1979 film Mad Max, its 1981 sequel The Road Warrior (aka Mad Max 2), and 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Along with providing a good look back at the mayhem that unfolded over the course of the three original films, it also serves as a nice reminder of how the franchise made a star out of a little-known actor named Mel Gibson back in the day.
Co-written and directed by Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road casts Tom Hardy as the new face of Mad Max, the former police officer who prowls the wastelands doing his best to survive in a harsh, post-apocalyptic world where resources are scarce and deadly, scavenging marauders are plentiful.
Hardy is joined in the cast by Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron (Monster), who plays a woman certain that salvation lies on the other side of the desert, as well as Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Nathan Jones (Conan the Barbarian), Zoe Kravitz (Divergent), Riley Keough (The Runaways), and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Australian actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, who played the vicious thug Toecutter in the original Mad Max, returns to the franchise as the Fury Road‘s terrifying antagonist, Immortan Joe.
Mad Max: Fury Road hits both standard and 3D theaters May 15, 2015.
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